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APSU Beach Volleyball eliminated from OVC Championship with 4-1 loss to Morehead State

APSU Women's VolleyballMorehead, KY – The season came to an end for the Austin Peay State University beach volleyball team after dropping a 4-1 match to Morehead State in the Ohio Valley Conference Beach Volleyball Championship, Friday, at the Fazoli’s Breadstick Beach.

2022 APSU Beach Volleyball - Caroline Waite. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)Austin Peay (19-12) dropped the first match to go final with Morehead State’s (11-10) Trinity Miller and Abby Hulsman knocking off Caroline Waite and Janvier Buggs in two sets.

After the Eagles won the first set in the No. 5 match, Elizabeth Wheat and Karli Graham forced a third set but were unable to complete the comeback and fell to Bridget Bessler and Raegan Alexander.

Trailing 2-0, Marlayna Bullington and Kelsey Mead dropped their first set in the No. 1 pairing before forcing a third set with a 21-9 win. But Bullington and Mead’s comeback effort ran out of steam and Morehead State’s Olivia Lohmeier and Allison Whitten claimed the match-clinching point with a three-set win.
 
With the match decided, Demi McInnis and Tegan Seyring dropped the first set in the No. 3 pairing but rallied to force a third. However, the APSU Govs’ duo came up short and dropped the final set, 15-7, to Morehead State’s Anya Reinhard and Margaret Musselman.
 
2022 APSU Beach Volleyball - Brooke Moore. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)In the final match left on the sand, Brooke Moore and Mikayla Powell won handily in two sets to pick up their team-best fifth-straight win and push the Austin Peay single-season wins record to 22.

2022 APSU Beach Volleyball - Mikayla Powell. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)Moore finishes her Austin Peay State University career as the winningest player in program history, having won 63 times in her five-year career.
 
Austin Peay State University beach volleyball will be back in action next spring when it competes in its first season in the ASUN Conference.
 
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OVC Beach Volleyball Championship Day Two Results

Morehead State def. Austin Peay, 4-1

1. Allison Whitten/Olivia Lohmeier (MOR) def. Marlayna Bullington/ Kelsey Mead 21-18, 19-21, 15-13
2. Brooke Moore/Mikayla Powell def. Bella Williams/Olivia Montelisciani (MOR) 21-18, 21-11}
3. Margaret Musselman/Anya Reinhard (MOR) def. Demi McInnis/Tegan Seyring 21-19, 9-21, 15-7
4. Trinity Miller/Abby Hulsman (MOR) def. Caroline Waite/Janvier Buggs 21-11, 21-14″
5. Bridget Bessler/Raegan Alexander (MOR) def. Elizabeth Wheat/Karli Graham21-16, 13-21, 15-9

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